What’s Shorinji Kempo?

Shorinji Kempo, now more than ever, is a martial art to represent Japan. However, among Japan’s many martial arts, the history of Shorinji Kempo is very young – only 60 years have passed since its creation.

In this time, over 1,500,000 people have joined. The number of branches within Japan is about 2,950, and it has also spread to 33 countries worldwide.


There are three branches in Auckland, find the nearest branch to you.
Beginners are always welcome!

Auckland Central Branch

Auckland Central Branch was founded in 1973 by students from Kyoto University, Japan. It has operated continuously in the CBD since 1973 and has recently relocated to Auckland Girls Grammar School’s Lower Gym. Since 2001 Steve Young (4th Dan) has been the branch master and we are fortunate to have four other 4th Dan black…Read More

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North Shore Branch

In 2004 Darren Louie, a senior student of East Auckland Branch, recognised a need for people on the North Shore. Darren worked hard to develop and build the club and in April 2006 Darren founded North Shore branch. Now with nine black belts come through under Darren, the club, located at Birkdale Intermediate has a…Read More

North Shore Member

East Auckland Club

East Auckland branch has been operational as a sub branch of North Shore since the beginning of 2012. The hope is to establish East Auckland as a separate branch in the near future and add to the growing number of branches in NZ. Sean a long standing member of 25 years has taken on the…Read More

East Auckland Club

West Auckland Branch

The first training of the West Auckland Shorinji Kempo Branch (WASKNZ) started on 25 July 2013 and officially became a member of the World Shorinji Kempo Organisation (WSKO) on 21 January 2014. The branch master and chief instuctor of WASKNZ is Anthony Corin (5th Dan) from the Auckland Central Shorinji Kempo Branch. The instructor has…Read More

West Auckland Branch

New Plymouth Central Branch

New Plymouth Central Branch was established in December 2004 and become a registered branch on the 4th of November 2005. We are an open non-profit club that always welcomes new members. Peter Monk (6th Dan) is the branch master and senior coach, plus other senior member who assist from time to time.. We have developed…Read More

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